Category: News updates

Airbnb Acquires HotelTonight in Deeper Expansion Into Hotel-Booking Business

Home-renting company Airbnb has bought HotelTonight, an app for finding hotel rooms at a discount, as it wades deeper into the hotel-booking business to attract a wider variety of travellers ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. The acquisition, which Airbnb announced on Thursday, expands the company’s inventory by adding a number of listings from hotels, Read More

YouTube Testing New ‘Fact Checks’ on ‘Misinformation Prone Content’ in India

YouTube has started showing fact checks from approved publishers HIGHLIGHTS YouTube is rolling out the new feature in India Fact checks are said to be available for searches in English and Hindi YouTube is working with “approved” fact-checking partners In a bid to curb the circulation of fake news, YouTube is adding new “information panels” Read More

Apple Music, Annie Lennox Campaign for ‘Global Feminism’ on International Women’s Day

Annie Lennox in Apple-powered ‘global feminism’ campaign for Women’s Day 2019 HIGHLIGHTS Annie Lennox highlights women’s issues in Apple video Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadda, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa star Apple Music is launching a “#GlobalFeminism” playlist Apple has partnered with Scottish singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox, and her NGO The Circle, to create a Read More

US Senator Proposes Breaking Up Amazon, Facebook, Google

Photo Credit: Reuters/ Brian Snyder Warren highlighted her plans to break up big companies in a Medium post HIGHLIGHTS Warren seeks sweeping new reforms for Silicon Valley firms The move aims to restore balance of power in democracy She aims to curb illegal, anti-competitive tech mergers Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged on Friday to take Read More

Microsoft Azure Sentinel Cloud-Native Security Analytics Tool, Threat Experts Service Launched to Help Security Teams

Microsoft Azure Sentinel visualises security data using AI and supports open standards such as CEF HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft Azure Sentinel is touted to reduce alert fatigue It can analyse security data from Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Threat Experts offers a one-click connect with security experts Microsoft on Thursday launched its cloud-native solution called Azure Sentinel that Read More

Dell Beats Revenue Estimates in First Report as Public Company

Dell’s return to the public market has reaped positive results for the company HIGHLIGHTS Dell’s annual revenue forecast is also above the market estimate The company’s server and networking revenue grew by 14 percent Dell posted total revenue of $24 billion before purchase accounting Dell Technologies Inc topped Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday Read More

Windows Lite OS Being Developed by Microsoft for Dual-Screen, Chromebook-Style Laptops

Windows Lite device may launch later this year HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is working on Windows Lite OS for dual screen devices It will also be compatible with low-tier PCs to compete with Chromebooks Windows Lite device may launch later this year Microsoft’s reported work on a stripped down version of Windows for dual-screen devices and Chromebook Read More

Apple May Have Silently Fixed the Flexgate Issue With MacBook Pro 2018 Model Redesign

Apple MacBook Pro (October 2016 onwards) users had been reporting issues with their display HIGHLIGHTS Apple is yet to publicly acknowledge ‘Flexgate’ 2018 MacBook Pro models use a slightly longer flex cable It’s still too early to determine if it will actually solve the problem Last year, some MacBook Pro users had reported issues with Read More

Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone to Launch on March 18, Spotted on AnTuTu With Snapdragon 855 SoC

The Black Shark 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC HIGHLIGHTS The Black Shark 2 will come in two storage variants It has been confirmed to feature Liquid Cool 3.0 technology The smartphone was spotted running Android 9 Pie Xiaomi’s Black Shark subsidiary recently teased that the company’s next gaming smartphone – the Read More

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Starts Receiving Android 9 Pie Update With February Security Patch: Report

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) was launched in India in January last year HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat It reportedly received Pie update with February Android security patch The update is available via Samsung Smart Switch app Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has reportedly started receiving Android 9 Pie update. The Read More

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